Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the European Commission had done “a very good job in very challenging circumstances” to secure as much Covid-19 vaccine as possible for EU member states. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Ireland was better able to get the quantities of Covid-19 vaccine doses needed for its population through the European Commission than if it negotiat(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen: The result of the US election was broadly greeted with relief in Europe.  Photograph:   Olivier Hoslet/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Usually, European leaders wait for the losing side in any United States presidential election to deliver their concession speech before publicly congr(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French president Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of a summit of seven Mediterranean countries in Porticcio, Corsica on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

France’s president Emmanuel Macron met with the EU’s six other Mediterranean countries in Corsica on Thursday, in the hope of defining a shared strate(...)

Migrants leave as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on Wednesday. Photograph: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of asylum seekers have fled a blaze that swept through an overcrowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, in what critics condemned as a pre(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis: In the same way as Phil Hogan, his attitude underlines the dangers of arrogance in national and international politics. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki

“Golfgate” has not only exposed the fact that some public figures think they can ignore the rules observed by the rest of us, but has also created a h(...)

Customers sit outside coffee shops in the Plaka district in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

In case you’re wondering, yes, “pandemic” is a Greek word, meaning “affecting all the people”. Which is one reason why Greece has taken the Covid viru(...)

Taoiseach  Micheál Martin at the EU summit.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he feared that the EU summit was moving towards cutting the €750 billion rescue package as talks entered a third day. M(...)

Vehicles queue at the border crossing in Krusaa, Denmark, after the country reopened its borders to Germany on Monday. Photograph:  Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

With huge traffic jams and a run on cheap cigarettes, border-free Europe was back in business on Monday, just in time for the summer holidays. Three (...)

A fisherman works at a marina in Glyfada, near Athens. Tourism contributes 20 per cent of Greece’s GDP. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Louise Stephens of the Abbey Theatre (as reported here on April 25th) asks if the Greeks have a word for “the longing you have for someone when you kn(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel after the video-conferenced EU summit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Reuters

Weeks of further talks are expected to try to bridge differences among European Union member states over how to fund the bloc’s budget and a recovery (...)

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